simontomlinson (556) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2017 buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - MAR 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 330ml bottle bought at Thorndon New World, Wellington, New Zealand.
I’m going to put this out there right up front - I don’t think an IPA, be it a "DIPA" or an "Imperial" or anything should be dark orange / burnt umber in colour, with a fast-fading head. Nor should it be predominantly sour and yeasty on the nose, then in the mouth sharp and sour and tasting like a barley wine. Because that’s what this tasted like. As a light barley wine it works quite well, really, nicely drinkable, but apart from some rough sandpapery hop notes as the sourness fades, this seems very unlike an IPA. Overall, it’s not bad, but not what I was looking for with the spicy food I was eating.
Tight white fluffy head stayed well on a hazy, thick, copper coloured body.
Tropical fruits & haribos aroma.
Medium bodied. thick & cloying on the palate. Sharp on the back.
Bitter hoppy tastes of mango, aniseed, clove, pith, grapefruit & tropical fruits. Very spicy & peppery on the finish. mauritsio (984) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle from Uba ja humal. Hazy orange with medium head. Fruity, floral, some nutty, alcohol bite. Some sweet. Some lasting quite strong bitterness.Maarten1993 (1348) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Drank with Marijn at home before heading to Dave’s birthday party 20-5-16. Typical caramel & hop-bitter double IPA taste. Fine soft body. Good beer, very likeable. HerrBierkoenig (1596) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 03/2016. Pours cloudy golden liquid, small to medium frothy tan head, Aroma: hopy, pine, citrus, caramel, malty, harmonic, Taste: medium sweet, heavy bitter, light sour, citrus, grapefruit, pine, alcohol, Palate: medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, long extra bitter citrus aftertaste, Overall: quite fine DIPA, very bitter, even extremely bitter, some citrus notes, some alcohol notes, malty, caramel, enjoyed. MelvinKalksma (1684) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
Orange, pine, mango, fruity.
Turbid amber coloured beer with a small white head.
Hop, orange, not so fruity as the aroma, bitter.
SyncP (45) - - JUL 6, 2015
Hazey amber colour. Very small white head. Pine on the aroma. Oranges. Mango. Taste: not as fruity as the aroma. A bit one dimentional actually. Even picking up some alcohol (?!) Had this one like 4 times before this rating but it still doesn’t convince me. Meh-meh. There are so much DIPA’s out there that are way better. markextrae (4460) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
from bottle, old batch. deep amber colour with a white head. nose of sweet caramel malts, orange peel, raisins, grapefruit, sweet malts, sweet aftertaste, waited to long to try it tlind2 (1767) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy amber color, white head. Sweet, hoppy aroma. Bitter-sweet, hoppy flavor with caramel. Some spicy notes and orange peel. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice. mjik83 (1617) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
Niet mijn smaak
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mkel07 (6250) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from Craft Wine Store 191114. Deep honey amber colour with a slight head and a powerful aroma of mostly hops. Full in the mouth, this beer delivers.